Omega Supreme Defense
The Whole BLASTED Base!
The Whole Base
The titanic terra-tron is designed as the omega supreme defense for high priority regions, such as the mineral-rich uplands of Redstone. Structures fly into position and attach to each other with the aid of magnetic flux generators to form the massive siege-class combat walker. It is armed with at least three different kinds of weapons (an arm sawblade, hand-mounted energy cannon and head-mounted guns) and can "launch" reapers.
The cost of operation is aggravated by damage to energy conduits and pipes, and the exposure of electrical wiring, steel framework and sewage systems. Continued development is expected to eliminate these issues.
- Main article: Terra-tron quotations
- The Terra-tron is a reference to the classic animated series Voltron, being a gigantic robot made out of separate components which start out with their own individual function before altering themselves to form parts of the gestalt whole. The name of the manufacturer, Goraion Systems, is a reference to the Japanese name of the Voltron cartoon, Go-Lion. More obviously, the name of the machine's lead designer, Dr. Ron Volt, is a simple switch of the syllables in Voltron's name.
- The quotation "All your base are belong to us" was an unintentionally comical phrase resulting from the poor English translation of the game Zero Wing. It was previously referenced by Blizzard in a map called All Your Base. Considering the way the terra-tron is produced, the phrase is very appropriate.
- Other quotations parody science fiction franchises which feature large transforming or assembling robots, such as Short Circuit, Transformers and Power Rangers.
- The Terra-tron appears to take on a form similar to the goblin shredder from the Warcraft game series when fully assembled.
- The Terra-tron exists in the Galaxy Map Editor and appears as a level 3 boss in The Lost Viking.
- Blizzard Entertainment seems to have removed all browsing paths leading to the Terra-Tron web page from their web design as early as in 2013/2014, and is not accessible via direct URL anymore. (Last checked on November 27th, 2015)
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2009-04-01. Terra-tron. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-04-01.
- ↑ 2001-04-02. All Your Base StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed on 2009-04-12.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Lost Viking (in English). 2010.